I have been planting impatiens in the same spot for 5 years and they've always done great. I just noticed that there aren't near as many blooms all of a sudden, and when I looked more closely I see black spots on many of the leaves as if they're diseased. What is this and can anything be done this late in the season. ?
It sounds like they have black spot or a related fungus. Treat them with a fungicide and this should clear it up.
I am living in Spain and bought busy lizzies. I would like advice on looking after them.
These articles should help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/impatiens/growing-impatiens-flowers.htm
Something has attacked my very large and healthy impatiens. The stems appear to be chewed, cut off. Flowers falling off and they are dying. Help.
It could be cutworms. Neem oil should help. Here is more information that sohuld help you: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/impatiens/impatiens-problems.htm
I planted impatiens last year because I was told they are deer proof; however, the deer in my area don't know that and had a lot of wonderful meals at my gardening budget. Is there a particular species of impatiens that deer don't eat, or what type of flowers would you suggest? Thank you.
For the most part, they are deer resistant. That being said, no matter what the plant, if a deer is very hungry, it will eat almost anything. This is why they say deer resistant rather than deer proof.
Here is a link to a site with a list of deer resistant plants:
What's the best soil for impatiens (in ground) in Miami, FL?
They prefer to be grown in moist, well-draining soil. Here is more info on growing these plants: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/impatiens/growing-impatiens-flowers.htm
Found a bird's nest in hanging basket and repotted but flowers look sick still. Can you tell me what to do to make them healthly again?
I would just give them some time and plenty of water. Several things could have happened to them with the birds nest in there that could have damaged them, and in all of those cases, more water and a little time should see them perk back up.
My impatiens plants are stringy and the blooms all withered when I transferred them to a larger pot outside. What should I do to promote new flowers for my impatiens plants?
It sounds like it may have transplant shock from the repotting. This article will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/environmental/learn-how-to-avoid-and-repair-transplant-shock-in-plants.htm
Once the plant recovers, it should begin putting out new growth and blooms. Adding some phosphorus-rich fertilizer or bone to the soil will help encurage blooming as well.